The Dixie Demons will be playing at the Royal Canadian Legion on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 2pm to 5 pm. Please note the new address as the Legion has moved. The new location is 316 Marsland Drive in Waterloo. Please click Here to see a map and directions.
This should be a great concert with lots of high energy playing from all the members of the band. Hope to see you there!
I am looking forward to performing once again with The Dixie Demons at the KW Dixieland Club located at the Legion Hall in beautiful downtown Waterloo Ontario Saturday April 18 from 2p.m. to 5 p.m. I hope to see you there!
I had a great time performing yesterday (April 13, 2014) with the Dixie Demons in Barrie at Sticky Fingers restaurant for the Simcoe County Jazz Society. The band was cooking as it always does. the video clip below was shot with my iPad sitting on a music stand which was unceremoniously moved by a customer during the recording as you will see. The band members are co leaders Ross Wooldridge on clarinet and Dan Douglas on trombone plus Steve Crowe on trumpet, Phil Disera on banjo, John Collin on drums and Doug Burrell (yours truly) on tuba.
Thanks for checking out my first foray into the world of blogging!
I am a music educator and tuba player working in the Toronto area. I am very fortunate to have had the chance to play various flavours of jazz tuba with a number of phenomenally talented musicians. Bands that I am currently playing with include the Dixie Demons, who play what I would call trad jazz with attitude,(Ross Wooldridge on clarinet, Steve Crowe on trumpet, Dan Douglas on trombone, Chris Lamont on drums) and the Brian Barlow Brass and Drums (2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba and percussion). Brian writes phenomenal charts and the musicians in the band (Russ Little on trombone, Chase Sanborn, Brian O’Kane on trumpet and Brian Barlow on percussion) are marvelous players.
I really enjoy playing with NOJO. The Neufeld Occipinti Jazz Orchestra is once again a 16 piece ensemble after a few years as a 9 piece band and it really cooks thanks to great players and the innovative charts provided by co-leaders Paul Neufeld and Michael Occipinti.
I round out my playing with various corporate events, private functions and by performing with several brass quintets which are active in the Toronto area.